Skip to comments.Yahoo announces all content on Yahoo Groups will be permanently removed
Posted on 10/17/2019 3:14:40 AM PDT by deks
Yahoo has announced it will be removing all content from its free long-running online discussion boards, Yahoo Groups.
While Yahoo said in a statement that the Yahoo Groups site will continue to exist, users will no longer be able to upload any new content to the site as of October 21, and from December 14, all previously posted content on the site will be permanently removed.
The content that will be affected include files, polls, links, photos, folders, database, calendar, attachments, conversations, email updates, message digest, and message history.
"You'll have until that date to save anything you've uploaded," the announcement post read.
Users will also be able to download their own data from the site's privacy dashboard, Yahoo said.
The company added that all public groups will be made private or restricted, which will provide administrators with limited access and allow them to manage various group settings and administration tools.
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I was able to download from tinypic the photos I wanted a copy of, but the site was bogged down and very slow to respond as it got close to the end date. So I'd recommend that if you want to download any content from a Yahoo Group to do it soon.
It’s funny looking back a decade ago at all the stuff that Yahoo provided, and how so many things have gone away. I had a blog with over 600 entries in it, and they said in four months...it’d disappear. So they promised this tool that would allow you to extract your blog. Week after week, I waited on the tool. Five days prior to the end, they said it clearly....no tool could be developed, so ‘best of luck to you’.
Another nail in the coffin of the internet content dating back to the 1990s. The tech overlords have been deleted and blocking old forums, social networks, and picture sites for a few years now.
People-Ew purged the Myspace data and claimed it was in error.
Photobucket bought several other picture sites and all you see in old forums now are red-x boxes.
Yahoo is stabbing it too.
Burn that library in Alexandria.
Let’s forget all about what people said about the CLinton presidency.
When they eliminated yahoo messenger a few years back, I lost contact with lots of young Asian spinners.
There was a Free Republic Yahoo Group that was used as a backup when the site was down.
My guess is there is damaging info on a progressive they don’t want mined up by the unwashed masses... but hey that is the way my mind works...
I’m a moderator on another site. We used to get a little something at the end of the year (like a $25 gift certificate)
We haven’t gotten “paid” in 8 years.
The more content a site has the more expensive it is. The owner now requests donations (from any poster, even moderators).
Not saying that there is anything nefarious...but I am by my nature suspicious. Probably healthy to cull the internet, that said is it truly being culled for all or is it being sequestered from the masses?
what it boils down to is that if you want to converse you have to own your own site.
Even FR isn’t immune IIRC we lost early posts during a crash with no backup
The digital life, people.
You own nothing, and if you arent on top of things, your past may vanish.
I was very active in the Christian chat groups in Yahoo years ago. I’ve not used Yahoo groups in a long time but still I figured they would always be there.
Verizon is the corporate overlord of Yahoo. But it was the pre-Verizon chick that ran it into the ground.
I wasnt aware anyone still used Yahoo.
NSA has everything
There’s a freerepublic on weme.com but there’s one guy who acts like he’s king of it and his last name isn’t Robinson
Just looked. I’m a member of 18 groups. Guess I better download any files I might need someday. Then I guess I can delete my yahoo ID, if that’s possible, because the only reason I created it was to join groups. I don’t use the email address which is probably good considering how many data breeches they’ve had.
They’re tired of paying to maintain all of that server space with no ROI.
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